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governor mitt romney, beating him with 303 electoral votes compared to romney's 206. most notable is the fact that obama carried just about all of the so-called swing states that many considered were up in the air, including ohio, colorado, nevada, wisconsin, and, of course, virginia, which he won narrowly. >> florida is actually considered too close to call. although more than 97% of the precincts are reporting, and president obama does have a lead in that state. the only state that obama lost this year but won in 2008 were indiana and north carolina. still, the swing state sweep gave obama a huge advantage, with experts calling the race in obama's favor once the votes for ohio came in around 11:30 last night. supporters joined both candidates as the votes came in last night with mitt romney's supporters in massachusetts and obama's supporters in chicago. >> that's where tracie potts is back with a look back on what ended up not being such a long night. >> reporter: we weren't even sure we'd have an answer for you this morning. they were major states outstanding early this mornin
fireworks and partied into the morning. >> mitt romney's watch party did not look like much of a party. ahead, the message he had for president obama. >> ahead, how exactly the president took the race and who drove him to victory. plus a big celebration in maryland. voters made history. voters doing something that's never been done before. and rolling the dice in maryland, a casino on the potomac is a go. we'll tell you what's next on the project. >>> from this morning on election day with all there is to talk about, by the end of the day, it could be the weather dominating the conversation. >> it seems to be the case here a lot lately. we're about to get our first taste of winter weather this season. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is tracking it. tom? >> right now we have the first winter weather advisory of the season issued for our region. all the areas in light blue, carrollton, baltimore, northeastern maryland and parts of eastern pennsylvania could get up to four inches of snow later today. closer to washington, we're not going to have that much. right now all this coming
all in the studio. >>> mitt romney heads to virginia today. the republican presidential nominee has three events scheduled in the commonwealth. he'll begin the day with a rally in roenick. from there, he hits richmond. he'll wrap up the day with a rally in virginia beach. romney was supposed to campaign in virginia on sunday but cancelled those events because of sandy. president obama will visit wisconsin, nevada, and colorado before ending the day in ohio. the president has not campaigned in three days, as he could joefr see the government's response to sandy. >>> you can expect more lines like this tonight in maryland, tomorrow as well. polling centers for early voting are open until 9:00 tonight. some voters say they waited for more than three hours yesterday to cast their ballots. early voting was postponed monday and tuesday because of sandy. governor martin o'malley extended voting through tomorrow and ordered polling centers to stay open three hours later. >>> in virginia, fairfax county is extending its in-person absentee voting hours. you can now vote from 8:00 in the morni
're nice and clear. >> thank you, danella. >>> at 6:02, president obama and mitt romney now have just hours to convince undecided voters to support them. it appears every vote will count in this hotly contested election. the race is a virtual tie according to the final, nbc news/wall street journal poll. the president leads his republican rival 48%-47% among likely voters. that is well within the poll's margin of error. >> the race is just as tight in virginia. president obama leads mitt romney by 1% in the same poll. that's also within the margin of error. the president holds a super slim half point lead in the real clear politics of average. the candidates will face six battleground states. president obama travels to ohio, wisconsin, and iowa. mitt romney will campaign in ohio today as well and make two stops in virginia, including one this afternoon at george mason university. the republican presidential nominee will also hold rallies in florida and new hampshire. both candidates are making their closing arguments to voters. >> ultimately, it's up to you. you have the power. you will be
argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in suburbs of columbus and cincinnati. romney, campaigned across virginia yesterday. >>> nine more people diagnosed with fungal meningitis in an outbreak linked to tainted steroids injections, the center for disease control says almost 4 million cases reported in 19 states. the agency also dropped the death toll from the outbreak from 29 to 28, noting that virginia is reporting two deaths instead of three. one person died in maryland. the fda is investigating the pharmacy that made those tainted shots. >>> two stations closed this weekend because of track work. starting tonight at 10:00, rosalynn and arlington cemetery stations will be shut down. crews will install fiber optic cables, and buses will replace trains. on the red line, single tracking between twin brook and grovener and forest glenn and tacoma. everything back to normal by monday morning. >>> and temperatures from the lower 30s to the mid 40s right now. the model facing criticism because of what she did in the middle of a disaster zone. >>> he asked, do you want to d
is not change. >> the latest "des moines register" poll has romney leading obama in the hawkeye state. >>> and later, the team is set to wear throwback uniforms from the 1937 redskins, the year the team boved from boston to d.c. and won their first championship. part of the annual homecoming game. helmets are designed to look like old-school leather. the redskins kick off against the panthers at 1:00. >> i really like the look. i know you're going to the game. so jealous. >>> 6:08 the time right now. good sunday morning. coming up next in the half hour of news 4 today. >> live from democracy plaza with moderator of "meet the press" david gregory. >> and how long the cool temperatures will last. storm team 4 meteorologist chuck bell has your sunday forecast next. anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll vouche
jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> we need more food. we need more resources. so anyone who's listening to this in the city of hoboken or neighboring towns who can get to us, we ask you to come and deliver your supplies. >> desperate pleas for help from towns in new jersey, as they struggle to recover from the ravages of sandy. danielle lee with more on the massive cleanup there. >> reporter: many of those popular new jersey communities people like to vacation to still completely cut off from the rest of society. officials saying it is just not safe to go over there. when you walk around toms river where i am, just constant reminders of damage caused by sandy. a boat just sitting along the road. a piece of a couch. their homes were ripped apart. later today, we expected many of the first respond w
polls open across the country. time running out for president owe became kr and mitt romney, kicking their campaigns into high gear. nbc's brian mooar has the story. >> hello, bristol. >> former president bill clinton may have been losing his voice. >> he has done a good job with a bad hand. >> reporter: in virginia, he spoke up for president obama, trying to soften up a critical swing state. >> we made real progress, virginia. >> reporter: governor mitt romney trying to hold down iowa, a battleground state where he has fallen five points in the latest polls. >> with the vote of the people of iowa, we can't lose. >> reporter: the candidates cross paths within hours of each other as they barn stormed iowa and six other tossup states. making the final arguments in the last weekend of this campaign. the president was joined by musicians john mellencamp and katy perry, mitt romney got a boost from richard petty. >> this is what you hear when you're in a nascar race, right, richard? >> reporter: the candidates are just beginning their blitz of the battleground states. governor romney, cam
help. walk with me to a better future. >> romney is not giving up on winning pennsylvania either. he campaigned just outside philadelphia last night. president obama still leads in most polls in the keystone state in pennsylvania has voted for the democrat in the last five elections. >>> new jersey's governor says he is still voting for mitt romney, chris christie reiterating his support for the republican nominee. chris christie has been one of mitt romney's biggest supporters but has praised the president for his commitment to safety. >> on tuesday i'm voting for mitt romney because i think he's done a great job, but it doesn't mean i can't turn to the president of the united states of america and say thank you, sir, for providing help in a crisis and to extend my hand of friendship to him. >> romney is extending his hand of friendship to christie as well. >>> d.c. voters are making their voices heard early and often in this election. a record 52,000 residents voted early this year. that is more than double the number of people who voted early in 2010 when early voting began in d.c
. republican candidate mitt romney holding campaign events today in ohio and pennsylvania. >>> the race for the white house takes top billing, but local ballots will be crowded with deviivisive issues and somewhat confusing questions this morning. good morning. welcome to "news 4 today" on election day, november 6th. >> you will want to bundle up in case you get stuck outside. temperatures plunged. 20s, 30s, all throughout the area. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here to break it down. >>> good weather for voting on this election day, 2012. thankfully, we don't have a lot of wind because it is freezing cold all around the region. those areas with aittle bit of laughter in western maryland and west virginia, down into the upper teens. el kins now at just 20 degrees. elsewhere, the dark blue areas in the 20s. that includes just about all of maryland, all of virginia. the only places above freezing are right near the bay waters and right along the tidal potomac. reagan national at 35. we have just a few clouds drifting through this morning. thankfully, we have a light wind. as w
and republican mitt romney each had five votes in dixville notch. in harts location, obama received three votes, romney received nine. at the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >> reporter: good morning, aaron. what we can expect is a very busy day at the polls. this is a presidential year. turnout is always good. we also have a hotly contested u.s. senate race, and we're one hour before the polls open. you can see we already have a small line forming here at this polling place in alexandria. are you looking to beat the crowds here this morning? >> i did beat the crowds this morning. >> reporter: you're the first in line. >> i am. been here since 4:30 this morning. >> reporter: what's your strategy? were you a little worried about what's ahead in terms of lines? is >> yes. i have two kids, and they're off from school today. so i had to get out early. >> reporter: and you are. you're number two in line. >> i'm thankful. >> reporter: and it's chilly out here. certainly, you're going to want to bundle up before you head out to the polls. virginia is one of those battleground states that we've hear
/marist poll that shows president obama with a one percentage point lead over mitt romney among likely voters nationwide, 48%-47% right now. that is well within the margin of error of 2.5% for this poll. the same goes for one of the most critical swing states in this country. we're talking about virginia. the poll mirrors national results, the president leading mitt romney 48%-47%, again within the margin of error. the president holds a narrow lead in the battleground states of florida and ohio. >> thoese campaigns will battle for every last vote in virginia the final hours before election day. mitt romney will make two stops in the commonwealth. he'll stop by lynchburg before heading to george mason university this afternoon. the rally begins at 2:45 at the patriot center. doors open at 12:45. vice president joe pbiden will visit virginia today. he'll make two stops in richmond and sterling. he and his wife will be joined by senators jim webb and mark warner. tim kaine will also be there as well as singer john mellencamp. >>> volunteers are also getting out the vote in the commonwealth. supp
with former president bill clinton and singer dave matthews. and mitt romney will deliver his closing arguments for why voters should elect him. he'll hold rallies in columbus and cincinnati. no republican has ever lost in ohio and gone on to win the election. >>> in madryland, polling centes open from 8:00 until morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end yesterday, but it was extended due to hurricane sandy. >>> traffic backed up for miles at bridges. how new yorkers are dealing with the gridlock to get around the city. >>> the contingency plans being made right now in jersey shore ahead of election day. >>> one of the nationals best players of the season is now a free agent. first baseman adam laroche declined a $10 million option order by the nets. he won his first gold glove earlier this week is looking for a multiyear deal and wants to stay in d.c. sean burnett, also a free agent. burnett also says he wants to stay with the nets. >> we want them to stay. >>> a new starting tight end, aaron paulsen will live up with carolina. and chris cooley is working his way b
, and iowa. mitt romney is also crisscrossing the country in the final hours before tuesday. today he'll be in the battle ground states of new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. he's also scheduled to travel to virginia. he is set to appear at george mason university for a rally on monday. his running mate paul ryan is racking up the frequent flyer miles, too. he is scheduled to hit ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of eight hours today. >>> today is the last chance for d.c. voters to head to the polls before everybody else does on tuesday. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. this weekend early voting in each of the district places runs from 8:30 this morning to 9:00 tonight. it is the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia. fairfax county extended hours today. you'll be able to vote from 8:00 this morning until 5:00 this evening. fairfax and loudoun counties both suspended in person absentee voting during hurricane sandy. >> early voting is over in maryland and now some people a
wisconsin, colorado and nevada. and those are his first events since sandy struck. mitt romney will spend part of today in ohio. he will start the day in wisconsin. he'll deliver what aides call his closing argument. from there, he heads to ohio and rallies in columbus, and cincinnati. >>> today, your last chance to vote early in maryland. polling centers open from 8:00 this morning until 9:00 tonight. early voting was supposed to end earlier this week. it was extended through earlier today since polling centers were closed monday and tuesday. vote early through tomorrow in the district. polling centers open until 9:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. >>> good news for new yorkers in the dark after hurricane sandy. con edison, the utility company that serve much of manhattan says power should be fully restored by tomorrow. a quarter million businesses and homes are without power. many of them near manhattan, meals and bogs battled bottled will be distributed. >> yesterday, the mta reopened the system with limited service, stations jammed with people trying to board, leaving many no-to-call for mo
that ended his career. >>> mitt romney opens up and takes a swing at the obama campaign. what romney now says was the difference in the presidential election. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it's thursday, november 15th. and you're waking up to another chilly morning. get used to it. seems like these cold temperatures starting to settle in for good. >> 6:00 a.m. time for weather and traffic on the 1s. tom, what is going on? >> hot pwefrbeveragehot beverag. get fort tied. >> yeah. i need more hot beverages at this point. >> it is feeling like a winter morning than late autumn. disturbance producing rain down to the carolinas well to our south. under the clouds we're not as cold. at least they held a little bit of the one from yesterday. 42, reagan national. eastern shore, northern neck. generally in the upper 30s, low 40s. farther west in montgomery county, arlington, fairfax and prince george's in the mid and upper 30s. much colder shenandoah. 7:00 a.m. mid-30s around the metro area. a little sun. hour by hour throughout the day. l
whether president obama or mitt romney won the sunshine state. things are looking good for the president. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. a win in florida would give the president 332 electoral votes to mitt romney's 206. >>> new this morning, a search for five teenagers whom d.c. police believe shot a man on buena vista terrace athe d.c.-maryland line. police believe all five teenagers may be armed. officers also found a sweet shirt with a gun magazine in it near the scene. >>> the man accused of attacking an elderly womannside her northwest d.c. home will be in court today. 18-year-old tyrann mcilrath broke into the woman's home, punched her in the head, and took off with her apple computer. she was found by the mailman wednesday afternoon. >> she's a very fine person, and i'm really sorry that anybody would abuse her like that. >> we're told the victim is resting in the hospital. she is expected to make a full recovery. >>> 6:06 is your time now. 41 degrees. ahead, the picture that kept popping up. that has a l
late tonight. >>> mitt romney will spend the day in virginia. he has campaign events scheduled in roenick, virginia beach, and near richmond. romney was supposed to tour virginia on sunday but cancelled those plans ahead of sunday. recent polls show he and the president in virtual tie in the commonwealth. >>> calls for help, the rescues caught on camera as flooding took over the jersey coastline. >>> still ahead, the flames that destroyed homes as hurricane sandy moved inland. >>> and will we see more sunshine? yo >>> take a look at all this snow in the great smoky mountains. two more feet fell in tennessee. earlier in the week, rangers say the area you recally gets four inches of snow this time of year. hurricane sandy caused more snowfall in the past week. >> let's take a live look outside. it's just 46 degrees out there. chilly. this is a live look at the national harbor. looks chilly out there. you're going to need a coat. maybe some gloves. >> don't want to go down to the harbor right now. tom kierein has a look at weather and traffic. >> we have some chilly breezes flowin
romney is traveling all over the country to try and snag those last few undecided votes that may be out there. today he'll be in the battleground states of new hampshire, iowa, and colorado. he is also scheduled to travel to virginia. he is set to appear at george mason university for a rally on monday. his running mate paul ryan is racking up frequent flyer miles as well. he is scheduled to hit ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, and florida in the span of just eight hours today. >>> today is the last day for d.c. voters to cast their ballots before most people vote on tuesday. early voting officially ends in the district tonight. last week people waited in long lines to cast their ballots. if you're heading out you have from 8:30 this morning until 9:00 tonight to cast your vote. or else wait until election day on tuesday. meantime it is also the last day for in person absentee voting in virginia. the polls are open now and stay open until 5:00 this evening. >>> early voting is officially over in maryland and now some are worried about expected crowds on election day. in prince georges coun
, the president raises his total to $332 to mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney by about 74,000 votes in florida. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count the votes was because there just wasn't enough time for early voting. >> took almost a week. pretty long time. >> they run on their own time out there. their own clock. >> you would know. >>> the time right now is 6:07. coming up, two powerful earthquakes, including one felt in parts of virginia this weekend. >>> construction project on a bridge that could impact your drive. >>> and enjoy the warm weather while it >>> check out this snowfall in utah. several drivers got stuck in the snow. they had to call a tow truck for help. drivers had to use chains on their tires or use their four wheel drive to get through the area. >> i know someone who's watching that and weeping. >> i wish. oh, i wish. you'll be curious to know today is the anniversary of our greatest november snowstorm here in washington. >> i can't even imag
today whether president obama or mitt romney won in florida. election voters there are still counting ballots. it appears the president will win the sunshine state. he leads romney by 55,000 votes, and most of the outstanding ballots are from democratic leaning counties. the win would give president obama 323 electoral votes to romney's 206. >>> another george bush is preparing to run for office in texas. george p. bush completed paperwork to run for office in the lone star state. he is the nephew of former president george w. bush and the son of former florida governor jeb bush. it's not clear what office he'll seek. >>> closer to home, terry mcauliffe says he wants another shot at becoming virginia's governor. the former dnc chairman is running again next year. he ran in 2009 but lost the party's nomination to state senator craig daets. lieutenant governor bill bolling and attorney general ken cuccinelli are also seeking the nomination. >>> military jets were called in to escort a plane to dulles international after a pilot declared an emergency moments before landing. united flight
americans and deep spending cuts. one prominent republican calls mitt romney's comments about the election dumb. louisiana governor bobby jindal rejects mitt romney's notion in part that president obama won the election because of gifts he'd given to blacks, hispanics, and young people. jindal says that people need to modernize the party. scott walker, wisconsin's governor, also says he disagrees with romney's assessment. >>> mark warner introduced legislation to make voting faster nationwide. he wants to give grants to states to make it easier to vote early. there would be other incentives for states that encourage early voting. warner says it's unacceptable that some virginiians had to wait in line for five hours to cast their ballots last tuesday. >>> fedex and u.p.s. are the targets of a criminal investigation of online pharmacies. a fedex spokesperson says it has to do with delivering packages sent by online pharmacies. yesterday a san francisco jury convicted three men of operating illegal pharmacies that used fedex and u.p.s. to deliver drugs without a proper prescription. fedex den
continued grid lock on capitol hill in the face of the fiscal cliff. >>> mitt romney is blaming his election day loss on, quote, gifts that president obama promised to give minority voters. he made those in a conference call to top donors. he said a dream act for undocumented immigrants and contraceptive coverage helped drive blacks, hispanics and women to the polls. he believes his team ran a superb campaign and focused on big issues that affected the whole country. >>> president obama is to visit new york's statten to evaluate recovery efforts there. it is his first visit to the impact zone in two weeks. meantime, two of new york's biggest utility companies are cooperating with an investigation into preparation and response to sandy. con ed and long island power both received subpoenas yesterday requesting records on restoring power and communicating with customers. the storm left 2 million in new york in the dark for days. >>> i plan for so-called mart meters in every cab before january will n happen and a contractor is to blame. that employee is now fired. the contracting officer had too
are distancing themselves from comments mitt romney made this week about the election. the gop nominee blames his loss, in part, on what he calls gifts president obama had given to blacks, hispanics, and young people. louisiana governor bobby jindal called the comments dumb. he suggested republicans need to modernize their party to win in future elections. republican governor scott walker also refuted the claim. >>> attorneys want to delay mike mcqueary's defamation lawsuit. mcqueary testified he saw sandusky attack a boy in penn state's showers in 2001. sandusky is serving 15 to 30-year sentence for abusing young boys. >>> thelma jarrett is the principal at coolidge high school in d.c. police say jarrett and two other school employees attacked a woman during a high school football game earlier this month. the victim's husband says he has no idea what led to that attack. >> she don't know why she was attacked. she was punched, blind sided. and kicked after that. i just want justice, outrage. >> right now jarrett is on administrative leave from her job at coolidge as the investigation continues. >
the list. >>> mitt romney said, quote, gifts offered to minority voters is what led to the president's reelection. he made the comments in a call to top donors. romney said he believed they rode a superb campaign and focused on big issues that affected the entire country. >>> a florida restaurant owner is taking criticism for the obama care to the next level. john metz, who owns several denny's said he will add a 5% surcharge to customers's bills in 2014. he said passing on the cost of obama care to customers is his only alternative to a potential rise in health care costs. he said he will cut the hours of many full-time employees to under 30 hours to avoid a penalty he would face for not insuring some of his workers. >>> two weeks after hurricane sandy slammed into the east coast, president obama heads into the damaged zone for a second time. today he will visit staten island to evaluate recovery efforts there. it's his first visit to sandy's impact zone in about two weeks when the president toured parts of new jersey with governor chris christie. >>> and the president's visit comes
. with florida's 29 electoral votes, the president raises his total to 332 over mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney in the sunshine state by 74,000 votes. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count those votes was because there wasn't enough time for early voting. >>> the time right now is nine minutes after 9:00. still ahead, crimes of opportunity. the extreme measures some people took to make a quick buck after superstorm sandy. >>> and the thief no one suspected until they played the surveillance video. we'll show it to you. >>> plus, the surprise discovery police made when they arrest whod they thought was a chinese food delivery driver. one of the best stories of the day. >>> you also join us online on facebook and twitter. just search "news4 today." we'll be back in a moment. >>> breaking news on the metro. a train struck person at the metro station this morning. metro is single tracking between the stations on the red line. expect delays in both directions. >>> a
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